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Scientific and Medical Instruments

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1974 George Kent was acquired by Brown, Boveri and Co. The group was split into two parts Brown Boveri Kent and a new private company, Scientific and Medical Instruments, which would take in Cambridge Instrument Co; SMI needed state aid in order to establish the business[1]

1975 Further state funding was needed coupled with a merger with private company Metals Research of Melbourn; the name would then be changed to Cambridge Instrument Co[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Nov 15, 1974
  2. The Times, Oct 02, 1975